a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
port, port wine(noun)
sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
port, embrasure, porthole(noun)
an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
(computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
put or turn on the left side, of a ship
"port the helm"
bring to port
"the captain ported the ship at night"
land at or reach a port
"The ship finally ported"
turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship
"The big ship was slowly porting"
carry, bear, convey, or bring
"The small canoe could be ported easily"
carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
"port a rifle"
"We were porting all in the club after dinner"
modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
a dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol
a place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively
in law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence they depart and where they finish their voyages
a passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal
an opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening
a passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in a valve seat, or valve face
to carry; to bear; to transport
to throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms
the manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port
the larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under Larboard. Also used adjectively
to turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; -- said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a command; as, port your helm
Origin: [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., porto the port, L. portus. See Port harbor.]
A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōrt, n. the larboard or left side of a ship.—v.t. to turn to the left, as the helm.—v.i. to turn to larboard or left. [Ety. dub.]
pōrt, n. martial music on the bagpipes. [Gael.]
pōrt, n. bearing: demeanour: carriage of the body.—v.t. to hold, as a musket, in a slanting direction upward across the body.—ns. Portabil′ity, Port′ableness, the state of being portable.—adj. Port′able, that may be carried: not bulky or heavy.—ns. Port′age, act of carrying: carriage: price of carriage: a space between two rivers, canals, &c., over which goods and boats have to be carried; Port′ance (Spens.), carriage, bearing.—adjs. Por′tāte (her.), in a position as if being carried; Por′tatile, portable; Por′tative, easily carried.—ns. Port′-cray′on, a metallic handle for holding a crayon; Porte′-bonheur′, a charm carried for luck; Porte′-cochère, a carriage entrance leading from the street into a building; Porte′-mon′naie, a small clasped pocket-book for holding money; Port′-fire, a slow-match or match-cord. [Fr.,—L. portāre, to carry.]
pōrt, n. a harbour: a haven or safe station for vessels: a place from which vessels start, and at which they finish their voyages.—n. Port′-ad′miral, the admiral commanding at a naval port.—n.pl. Port′-charg′es, payments which a ship has to pay while in harbour.—n. Port′-ward′en, the officer in charge of a port: a harbour-master.—Port of call, a port where vessels can call for stores or repairs; Port of entry, a port where merchandise is allowed by law to enter.—Free port, a port where no duty has to be paid on landing goods. [A.S. port—L. portus; akin to L. porta, a gate.]
pōrt, n. a gate or entrance, esp. of a walled town: an opening in the side of a ship for light or air: an opening through which guns can be fired: the lid of a porthole: a passage in a machine for oil, steam, &c.—n. Port′age (Shak.), an opening. [Fr. porte—L. porta, gate.]
pōrt, n. a dark-red wine from Oporto, Portugal.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'port' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3260
Rank popularity for the word 'port' in Nouns Frequency: #1101
The numerical value of port in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of port in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
Our heart is a port; allow every ship to come to the port; but let only the best one to anchor!
When you long for the port, it is time to leave the journey; when you long for the journey, it is time to leave the port!
The Moon is our local port opening to the universe; in the future, it's through that port we will sail our ships to the coastless oceans.
Once you take them, there have been cases of ships bumping from port to port and countries not taking them, once we take them onboard - who is going to accept them? We really did not know.
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- ميناء, منفذArabic
- liman, portAzerbaijani
- га́вань, портBelarusian
- приста́нище, портBulgarian
- přístav, portské, přístavní městoCzech
- havn, portDanish
- Hafen, Port, Portwein, HafenstadtGerman
- θύρα, πορτό, αριστερό, λιμένας, οίνος Πορτογαλίας, λιμάνιGreek
- puerto, a babor, vino de OportoSpanish
- sadam, port, portveinEstonian
- بندرگاه, بندرPersian
- satama, liitin, sovitus, portviini, paapuuri, siirtää, satamakaupunki, portti, sovittaminenFinnish
- port, vin de PortoFrench
- port, acarsaid, calaScottish Gaelic
- पोर्ट, बंदरगाहHindi
- kikötő, kikötővárosHungarian
- նավահանգիստ, միացք, պորտվեյնArmenian
- höfn, tengi, púrtvín, hafnarborg, portvínIcelandic
- porto, città portualeItalian
- 港, ポートJapanese
- ნავსადგური, პორტიGeorgian
- порт, кемежайKazakh
- កំពង់ផែ, កំពង់Khmer
- 항구, 港口Korean
- portus, portumLatin
- uostas, uostamiestisLithuanian
- ostas pilsēta, ostaLatvian
- далайн боомтMongolian
- port, havnNorwegian
- bakboord-, haven, poort, porto, overdragen, havenstad, port, portenDutch
- porte, port, porting, portvin, havnNorwegian
- miasto portowe, lewoburtowy, portPolish
- porta, porto, abertura, vinho do Porto, passagemPortuguese
- порт, портвейн, га́вань, портовый городRussian
- portu, poltuSardinian
- luka, лука, vrataSerbo-Croatian
- ගමන්ලීලාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- luka, pristaniščeSlovene
- liman, portAlbanian
- babord, hamn, port, portering, portvin, portera, hamnstad, portning, portaSwedish
- bandari, mabandariSwahili
- порт, бандар, бандаргоҳTajik
- port, daunganTagalog
- şehri, liman, kenti, portTurkish
- порт, га́ваньUkrainian
- بندرگاہ, پورٹUrdu
- port, bandargohUzbek
- 港, cảngVietnamese
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